Texas Instruments introduced their BLE-Stack 1.2 Bluetooth low energy application software. The BLE-Stack 1.2 is based on the Bluetooth v4.0 release. The low energy software Bluetooth stack is ideal for Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready devices such as wearables. The BLE-Stack 1.2 Bluetooth low energy software stack is available now, royalty-free to users of TI’s CC254x Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip family. The CC2540DK-MINI, CC2540DK and CC2541EMK development kits are available now for $99, $299, and $99, respectively.
Jungo published a new white paper this week. It’s titled, “Integrating Bluetooth Capability into Your Design.” The technical paper examines the increasingly ubiquitous role of bluetooth in short-range wireless data transfer and describes how the complexity of the protocol could pose a significant learning and development curve for device manufacturers.